New England News
5:30 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

UMass Student Killed In Amherst Fire

A UMass student was killed in a fire in an off campus apartment complex in Amherst.

The fire broke out in the predawn hours Monday at the Rolling Green Apartment complex. The State Fire Marshall’s office said the fire appeared to have started in the unit where the deceased person was found.  The cause has not determined.  The Amherst Fire department said half the units in the 10 unit complex were gutted. A total of 32 people were displaced, 22 of them are UMass students.  The Red Cross and University Housing services are assisting them.